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I want to highlight another excellent report put out by Sprott Asset Management.  In this one, they cast light, again, on the largest unspoken factor in the entire financial kingdom, namely that the US is insolvent, a theme I have been writing about for a few years.

The question emerges, if we all know this to be true, then the issue isn’t what the final result will be, but when the situation will change.

Here’s a snippet from the report:

Going Broke Slowly, Then All at Once
PREVIEW by Chris Martenson

I want to highlight another excellent report put out by Sprott Asset Management.  In this one, they cast light, again, on the largest unspoken factor in the entire financial kingdom, namely that the US is insolvent, a theme I have been writing about for a few years.

The question emerges, if we all know this to be true, then the issue isn’t what the final result will be, but when the situation will change.

Here’s a snippet from the report:

by Chris Martenson
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Executive Summary

  • Why prepare?
  • Where to begin?
  • Action is liberating
  • Do what is necessary, knowing it is insufficient
  • Put on your own “oxygen mask” first
  • Seek personal and community resilience
  • Any measure of self-sufficiency is valuable
  • Start with small steps
  • Food, water, shelter, and warmth 

In a recent report entitled It’s Time to Prepare, I walked through the financial preparations that one might take to add greater resilience to one’s holdings and where they are located. 

But there is more to preparation that just financial savvy. I have been asked repeatedly to provide some guidance on personal preparation. In this report, I will begin the process of sharing my thoughts and experiences about this subject.

There are some basic things that would like to see every person considering for themselves and their family in order to minimize the impact of future disruptions. While I cannot be sure of when, or even if, these disruptions will happen, I am certain of two things:  you can prepare for these changes relatively cheaply, and you will feel better for having done so.

Personal Preparation – Where To Begin
PREVIEW by Chris Martenson
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Executive Summary

  • Why prepare?
  • Where to begin?
  • Action is liberating
  • Do what is necessary, knowing it is insufficient
  • Put on your own “oxygen mask” first
  • Seek personal and community resilience
  • Any measure of self-sufficiency is valuable
  • Start with small steps
  • Food, water, shelter, and warmth 

In a recent report entitled It’s Time to Prepare, I walked through the financial preparations that one might take to add greater resilience to one’s holdings and where they are located. 

But there is more to preparation that just financial savvy. I have been asked repeatedly to provide some guidance on personal preparation. In this report, I will begin the process of sharing my thoughts and experiences about this subject.

There are some basic things that would like to see every person considering for themselves and their family in order to minimize the impact of future disruptions. While I cannot be sure of when, or even if, these disruptions will happen, I am certain of two things:  you can prepare for these changes relatively cheaply, and you will feel better for having done so.

by Chris Martenson

A new Martenson Report is ready for enrolled members.

LinkPersonal Preparation – Where to Begin

I am continuing with my thoughts and advice on preparation for a very different future.  This time we focus on personal preparation.  In this report I discuss many of the changes and actions that we have personally undertaken in my household.

A snippet:

In a recent report entitled It’s Time to Prepare, I walked through the financial preparations that one might take to add greater resilience to one’s holdings and where they are located. 

But there is more to preparation that just financial savvy. I have been asked repeatedly to provide some guidance on personal preparation. In this report, I will begin the process of sharing my thoughts and experiences about this subject.

New Martenson Report on Personal Preparation
by Chris Martenson

A new Martenson Report is ready for enrolled members.

LinkPersonal Preparation – Where to Begin

I am continuing with my thoughts and advice on preparation for a very different future.  This time we focus on personal preparation.  In this report I discuss many of the changes and actions that we have personally undertaken in my household.

A snippet:

In a recent report entitled It’s Time to Prepare, I walked through the financial preparations that one might take to add greater resilience to one’s holdings and where they are located. 

But there is more to preparation that just financial savvy. I have been asked repeatedly to provide some guidance on personal preparation. In this report, I will begin the process of sharing my thoughts and experiences about this subject.

by Chris Martenson
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Executive Summary:

  • A large investment theme and strategy is discussed.
  • A hyper-concentration of income gains towards the top over the past thirty years is shaping our story.
  • A rapid and large shift in investment preferences could entirely reshape the investment landscape with startling speed.
  • Those early to the game win; those late will find themselves stuck in a wealth trap. 

This week’s report was supposed to be an extension of last week’s, but I need to take a little detour here.  I received quite a few responses to The Sound of One Hand Clapping, and it occurred to me that there is a very important bit of thinking that needs to accompany that article.

In this report, I will tell you exactly why I am convinced that the next round of destabilizing price adjustments – adjustments that will completely reshape the value of your income and assets – will not follow any prior historical model.  Fortunately, with a bit of analysis, I think we can predict what sorts of changes will happen well in advance and get ourselves properly positioned.

Here is a representative question, asked by enrolled member Eric, who raises an important point:

I agree with your analysis in one hand clapping.  Can you address how inflation will take hold if the new money is only in banks’ hands?  I can see the banks piling into various assets creating bubbles, but I don’t see where the common man is going to get access to this extra created money unless it is sent directly from the government in the form of stimulus checks.  Otherwise, I cannot see runaway inflation occurring.  Thanks, Eric

Great question.  How can inflation occur if people can’t afford to pay for things?  Given that both earning and borrowing money seem to be depressed avenues for most people, where will the new buying pressure come from that will stoke inflation?

This is a good question, and it leads me to another insight that I’ve been nursing for a while.  I realize I may not have shared it yet, at least not directly, and that certainly needs fixing.

No Exit – The Coming Wealth Trap
PREVIEW by Chris Martenson
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Executive Summary:

  • A large investment theme and strategy is discussed.
  • A hyper-concentration of income gains towards the top over the past thirty years is shaping our story.
  • A rapid and large shift in investment preferences could entirely reshape the investment landscape with startling speed.
  • Those early to the game win; those late will find themselves stuck in a wealth trap. 

This week’s report was supposed to be an extension of last week’s, but I need to take a little detour here.  I received quite a few responses to The Sound of One Hand Clapping, and it occurred to me that there is a very important bit of thinking that needs to accompany that article.

In this report, I will tell you exactly why I am convinced that the next round of destabilizing price adjustments – adjustments that will completely reshape the value of your income and assets – will not follow any prior historical model.  Fortunately, with a bit of analysis, I think we can predict what sorts of changes will happen well in advance and get ourselves properly positioned.

Here is a representative question, asked by enrolled member Eric, who raises an important point:

I agree with your analysis in one hand clapping.  Can you address how inflation will take hold if the new money is only in banks’ hands?  I can see the banks piling into various assets creating bubbles, but I don’t see where the common man is going to get access to this extra created money unless it is sent directly from the government in the form of stimulus checks.  Otherwise, I cannot see runaway inflation occurring.  Thanks, Eric

Great question.  How can inflation occur if people can’t afford to pay for things?  Given that both earning and borrowing money seem to be depressed avenues for most people, where will the new buying pressure come from that will stoke inflation?

This is a good question, and it leads me to another insight that I’ve been nursing for a while.  I realize I may not have shared it yet, at least not directly, and that certainly needs fixing.

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